News Articles – 1874

Federal Point, Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Fort Fisher
– from the Wilmington Star, Wilmington News, Wilmington Post, Wilmington Dispatch, Wilmington Messenger

Source:
Bill Reaves files: Federal Point/Carolina Beach/Kure Beach/Fort Fisher 1725-1994

 

January 10, 1874
Since November 7th, 1873 four additional foundation cribs had been placed in position and filled with stone, extending the line of breakwater about 100 feet from the starting point. As fast as the work is leveled up to the line of high water, the beach makes up and now follows the breakwater about 100 feet from the starting point, and the whole of Federal Point is widening and elevating itself. It is generally concede that the breakwater should be extended 1,500 feet before stopping it. (Star, 1-14-1874)

 

May 29, 1874
H. L. Horn was appointed to the Central Executive Committee for the Conservative Party of New Hanover County to represent Federal Point Township. (Star, 5-29-1874)

 

August 6, 1874
Stephen Keyes served as Register and Sol Reaves, H. L. Horn, Jos. Burris, Joseph Davis as Poll holders at Little‘s Store, the polling place for Federal Point Township in the county election.  (Star, 7-10-1874)

 

August 11, 1874
Capt. Simon S. Grissom, aged 62 years, 7 month and 17 days, died from heart disease in Smithville, NC. He was born at Federal Point, near where the waves he  braved abound;

“But lighter as life‘s burden rest upon
Thee, the soil of Carolina, good man.” (Star, 8-15-1874)

 

August 11, 1874
Capt. Simon S. Grissom, 62 died of heart disease. He was born on Federal Point on December 25, 1811. He as a popular and efficient pilot on the Cape Fear River. Interment was in the Smithville Cemetery. VOL.I

 

October 7, 1874
Henry Koch, the young watchman at the government works on Zeke‘s Island about 26 years of age was accidentally drowned when he fell from a boat. His funeral was held in Wilmington from a house at the corner of 4th and Church Streets. Interment was in Oakdale Cemetery. (Star, 10-10-1874)

 

December 18, 1874
A bill was introduced in the State House at Raleigh to incorporate the Wilmington and Federal Point Plank Road. (Star 10-20-1874)

 

Source:
Bill Reaves files: Federal Point/Carolina Beach/Kure Beach/Fort Fisher 1725-1994